Can’t stand your pet’s smelly breath? You’re hardly alone. It’s one of the most common complaints among cat and dog owners. Now, we love our pets like family but we could certainly do without their bad breath. Beyond the foul odor, your pet’s bad breath may also be a sign of poor oral hygiene or even periodontal disease.
Better known as gum disease, periodontal disease is the most commonly diagnosed clinical condition in cats and dogs, according to the American Veterinarian Dental College. As a matter of fact, your pet is likely to show some evidence of periodontal disease by just three years old. Those symptoms will only worsen and cause your pet’s dental health to deteriorate.
Periodontal Disease Affects Pets of All Ages
Periodontal disease is a progressive condition that continues to advance with age. Over the years, plaque and tartar buildup can lead to inflammation of gums and gingivitis. At this stage, it requires professional treatment to manage your pet’s oral hygiene. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to painful loss of teeth and more significant problems that affect your furry pal’s kidneys, liver and heart.
But, there’s no reason to sound the alarm bells just yet.
You can help prevent the onset of periodontal disease by taking routine steps to practice good oral hygiene. We brush our teeth twice daily and make sure to visit our dentist annually. Shouldn’t we provide the same level of care and concern for our four-legged friends?
How to Take Good Care of Your Pet’s Teeth
That being said, taking proper care of your pet’s teeth and gums is always a tall task for pet owners. Did you know that veterinarians recommend brushing your pet’s teeth once per week? But, that’s much easier said than done. Chasing your dog around the house attempting to brush their teeth is no one’s idea of a good time. Brushing your cat’s teeth? Don’t even think about it!
Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice a finger in order to evaluate the state of your pet’s oral health. When your pet is calm and relaxed, you can simply lift their lower and upper lip to get a closer look at their teeth and gums.
By doing so, you’ll have the chance to determine whether your pet’s gums are inflamed or if there’s tartar buildup on the teeth. If you suspect a dental issue, you can schedule an appointment with your vet to address any potential oral health concerns. A veterinary cleaning will not only do wonders for your pet’s oral health but also help get rid of the smelly breath that seems to linger all the time.
A thorough cleaning by your vet is always a great starting point for your pet’s long-term oral health. But, it’s just as important to take good care of your cat or dog’s teeth and gums between annual dental cleanings. It may actually save you money on costly dental procedures down the road.
We know that brushing your pet’s teeth isn’t for the faint of heart. Thankfully, you can do away with the mess and stress from dental care by using one of VetriScience’s oral health care supplements.
Perio Support Powder for Shiny Teeth and Healthy Gums
Truth being told, it doesn’t have to be such a challenge to provide your pet with the best dental care. VetriScience’s Perio Support powder makes it easier than ever to keep your pet’s teeth healthy and gleaming while freshening breath.
How does it work? All you have to do is sprinkle Perio Support powder over your pet’s bowl at mealtime to promote healthy teeth and gums without the hassle and mess of brushing.
Perio Support powder is odorless, flavorless and recommended for multi-pet households. It’s an easy to use supplement that has been specifically designed to support your cat or dog’s dental health between veterinary cleanings.
Perio Support contains a potent blend of active ingredients that are formulated to support your pet’s long-term dental health. Vitamins, minerals and probiotics work together to help prevent plaque and tartar buildup, maintain healthy teeth and gums, and freshen your pet’s smelly breath. Perio Support will not only promote shiny teeth and healthy gums but help you avoid those costly trips to the veterinarian!
Perio Support Delivers Clinically Proven Results
We know that Perio Support works because we have the results to prove it!
Perio Support recently underwent clinical testing to demonstrate its efficacy in supporting dental health in pets. Based on the clinical testing, we drew the following conclusion:
In double-blind testing of 20 dogs, Perio Support reduced the prevalence of plaque by 20% and tartar by 18% in just 28 days.*
In other words, Perio Support can begin to improve your pet’s oral health in less than one month from initial administration. As they say, the proof is in the pudding!
Reward Your Best Friend with Perio Plus Stix for Dogs
Perio Support powder is not the only way to take good care of your dog’s dental health. You can also reward your pup with one of our flavorful Perio Plus Stix for Dogs!
Perio Plus Stix promote dental health in a dual-action, hassle-free delivery system. This chicken-flavored bar features an outer layer with naturally abrasive ingredients to help remove plaque and tartar, and eliminate bad breath-causing bacteria. The inner layer is packed with health-packed ingredients shown to support strong gum tissue, clean teeth and a healthy mouth!
Best of all, Perio Plus Stix actually contain many of the same ingredients found in Perio Support powder, which delivers clinically proven results. That means you can treat your dog to one of these yummy sticks and take care of their dental health.
Perio Plus Stix also include a patented Champex brand Champignon mushroom which has shown an ability to suppress odor-causing chemicals and help prevent bad breath at the source!
As you can see, it doesn’t have to be stressful or messy to support your pet’s oral hygiene. Just follow these tips and use VetriScience’s proven dental health products to provide your fur ball with the care they deserve!
*Evaluation and Comparison of the Effectiveness of VetriScience Powdered Perio Support on the Reduction of Plaque, Calculus, and Gingivitis in Adult Dogs.